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Medical Device Design and Manufacturing Expert

Technical Consultant #2453


  • Design and manufacturing of medical devices including implants, orthopedic devices, and cardiovascular devices.
  • Characterization of medical devices and medical device coatings.
  • Synthesis, processing, and characterization of polymers.
  • Biocompatibility of biomaterials, medical devices, and implants.
  • Flexible and biocompatible materials for neurological devices and wearable electronics.
  • Design and characterization of materials for energy storage in medical devices.
  • Electronic biocompatible applications implantable sensors.

Expert Witness

  • Subject Matter: Medical Device and Medical Materials; IP Infringement.


Undisclosed University, Professor, 2010 - Present

  • Research focus on the design and synthesis of novel polymers for biomedical applications targeting, medical devices for the departments in Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Application writing for federal grants, supervising students conducting research in polymers, medical devices, and interfaces.
  • Implemented research program focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of polymers for biomedical applications. These materials are used in many biomedical applications including implants, sensors, medical adhesives, and flexible electronics.
  • Overall work has resulted in 80 peer-reviewed publications, 10 patents (issued and pending), and various forms of recognition at the regional, national, and international levels.

Service Activities

  • School of Engineering: Strategic Planning Committee
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering: Lead Organizer, Seminar Series
  • Graduate Admissions Committee: Master's Degree Advising Committee
  • Department of Materials Science: Graduate Admissions Committee
  • Department of Chemistry: Faculty Search Committee

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, NIH Post-doctoral Fellow, 2008 - 2010

  • NIH Ruth Kirschstein fellow working in the area of biocompatible electronics for applications in implantable sensors.
  • Published over 10 articles in archival journals in the area of flexible and biocompatible electronics.

Texas Instruments,Dallas, TX, Process Engineer, 2001 - 2002

  • Process engineer working on advanced microfabrication and manufacturing processes.
  • Designed a novel etch process for use in creating logic devices at the 120 nm node.


  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering: Redesigned introductory course in biomedical engineering designed for freshmen.
  • Engineering Biomaterials: Redesigned an undergraduate course in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science that studies fundamentals of; biomaterials interactions including thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, cell behavior, and tissue interactions.
  • Polymeric Biomaterials: Created a new graduate course in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science that explores the design, synthesis, and characterization of synthetic polymeric materials for biomedical applications.
  • Virtual Intellectual Property Laboratory (VIPlab): Designed a new course component in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science that interfaces with "Synthetic Polymer Networks".
  • The VIPlab introduces students to intellectual property strategy in the context of designing new polymeric materials. The VIPlab allows students to learn about licensing, prior art, claims strategy, and the like in a mildly competitive group activity.
  • This activity operates in a virtual IP landscape that is free of the restrictions of complex and overbearing real world IP literature.

Honors & Publications


  • Materials Research Society, Meeting Chair
  • Member of the Editorial Board for MRS Bulletin
  • NIH Reviewer for Applications in Biomaterials, Neurotechnology, and Small Businesses (SBIR)
  • NSF Reviewer for Biomaterials Program
  • Post Doctorate-Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford CA,


  • English
  • Spanish (reading)

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Materials Research Society
  • Society for Biomaterials

Scientific Societies

  • Gordon Research Conference: Session Chair, Biointerface Science - Tuscany, Italy
  • National Academies of Science & Engineering Frontiers of Science & Engineering - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Session Chair - Bioengineering and Public Health. Frontiers of Science - Kunming, China,
  • Materials Research Society: Meeting Co-Chair (Soft and Biomaterials), Member, MRS Bulletin Editorial Board, Facilitator, Science Communication Workshop, Symposium Organizer, Stretchable Electronics, Organic Bio-Electronics, Biomolecular Electronics, Biomaterials-based Electronics, European MRS
  • Biomedical Engineering Society, Session Chair, Biomaterials for Vascular, Drug Delivery
  • Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC), Session Chair, Biomaterials
  • Society for Biomaterials, Program Chair, Proteins and Cells at Interfaces
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society, Session Chair, Microfabrication and Printing
  • Metals, Minerals, and Materials Society, Congressional Visit Day
  • American Chemical Society, Member, Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division


  • Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship
  • Early Career Professorship - Carnegie Mellon School of Engineering
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • George Tallman Ladd Research Award - Carnegie Mellon School of Engineering
  • Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials - Junior Faculty Poster Award
  • National Academy of Sciences - Award for Initiatives in Materials Science Research
  • Pittsburgh City Council - "C.D. Day" in Pittsburgh PA
  • Beckman Young Investigator Program - Finalist
  • American Heart Association - AHA Scientist Development Grant
  • Technology Review TR35 - Young Innovator Award
  • Frontiers of Engineering - Invited Member - National Academy of Engineering
  • American Chemical Society Akzo Nobel Award - Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry
  • IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
  • Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine - Young Investigator Award
  • Quadrant International Award for Polymer Research - Finalist
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • MIT Materials Science and Engineering - Outstanding PhD Thesis Research Award
  • Kavli Fellow - National Academy of Sciences
  • MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Finalist
  • Charles Stark Draper Graduate Fellowship
  • Mallinckrodt Undergraduate Fellowship
  • Biological Process Engineering Center Research Fellowship
  • MIT Division of Biomedical Engineering Research Fellowship
  • Harvard-MIT HST Biomedical Research Fellowship
  • University of North Texas Dean's List
  • Stanford University Book Award
  • University of North Texas Summer Research Fellowship


Author and Co-Author of over 80 publications in: Archival journals, abstracts, proceedings, and book chapters.

Scientific Publication Activities

  • Scientific Publication Activities
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry B: International Advisory Board
  • ACS Biomaterials Science: Editorial Advisory Board
  • Macromolecular Bioscience: International Advisory Board
  • Bioelectronics (BioEl): International Advisory Board
  • Multifunctional Materials: Associate Editor


  • Inventor - Co Inventor, with over 10 U.S. patents and others pending.


  • Ph.D. Materials Science-Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA
  • M.Eng. Bio Medical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA
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